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Top 10 Easy Household Fixes

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By Elizabeth Keiser Helplessness is expensive. Many of us lack skills to fix basic things around the house. The good news is that even if we’ve never been taught, online instructional videos make it easy to learn. Here are 10 easy fixes suggested by the repair experts who spoke to HealthyLife (see list of sources […] [Read More]
Categories: General, HealthyHome

Mold Management

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What to do if you find it growing in your home By Sandra Diamond Fox Last winter, says Maggie Brightwell, her son Sam kept getting sick. “He kept coming down with a cold. It would then go to his chest and he wouldn’t be able to get rid of it,” says the Norwalk resident. “Everyone […] [Read More]
Categories: General, HealthyHome

Lounging around

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These Eazy Bean Company Everest model bean bags come in such beautiful colors and fabrics. They would be great additions not only to a young person’s bedroom, but a bonus room, sun room, family room or anywhere someone wants to sink in with a good book, (or video game, I guess – I have to […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Window Shopping

Bath time style

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There’s a certain sophistication to these 100 percent certified organic cotton towels from the manufacturer “glo.” I think it’s a combination of the monochromatic stripe pattern and the fact that it has no dobby border, (the flat, inset weave you often find around the border of a towel or wash cloth.) It makes for a […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Window Shopping

DIY: Felted Acorns

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OK, so I’m not providing directions on how to create felted acorns in this post. Rather, I am on the hunt for the “How-to”. I have been wanting to try felting so making small balls seems like a good place to start. Plus, our school’s motto is “Great oaks from mighty acorns grow” so these will […] [Read More]
Categories: Refurnished Living

A warm glow…

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  I absolutely LOVE this sconce. The ever-so-slight amber tint to the recycled glass votive gives the emerging light a warm glow. I can just picture it adorning the wall of a farmhouse in Vermont – turned on to keep the twilight at bay on a warm, summer night. But the matte black finish and […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Window Shopping

Delicious Tie-Dyeing

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The amazing, early learning center I work at, with its Reggio Amelia-based approach, turns things around during the summer. We have a firm belief that the outdoors are an integral part of growing up and that summers should be a different experience than the school year. We spend most of day outside. We have a […] [Read More]
Categories: Refurnished Living

Double the use!

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What I may love most about these rugs from Restoration Hardware is that they’re reversible. Yes, reversible! That means you can get double the use out of them. When one side is looking less-than-perfect, just flip it over and use the other side. Plus, the have a beautiful tailored appearance, which I really like. The […] [Read More]
Categories: General